Evaluating the Effectiveness of HR Management Departments Based on Cluster Analysis

  • M. A. KolotilinaEmail author
  • A. A. Korobetskaya
  • V. K. Semenychev
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 161)


The article examines problems of evaluating the effectiveness of personnel management services (departments) of JSC “Russian Railways” branches based on the statistical method. Special attention is paid to the selection and justification of criteria that ensure selective use of data sets for cluster construction. The classification of criteria is analyzed depending on HR metrics. The authors focus on the clustering algorithm, the k-means method. The use of statistical clustering method allows analyzing the effectiveness of personnel management departments of JSC “Russian Railways”. The analysis of HR policy and HR management strategy allowed us to create a set of HR metrics that take into account the main directions of the company’s HR processes. Each department has a specific development, which is explained by the production conditions, organization and management features. However, it is possible to speak about regularities when these features are repeated in the aggregate of services (departments). It is the objectivity of features that helps to distinguish homogeneous groups of services (departments).


Clustering HR metrics HR management K-means method KPI indicators R language 



The reported study was funded by RFBR, project number 20-010-00549.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Kolotilina
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. A. Korobetskaya
    • 1
  • V. K. Semenychev
    • 1
  1. 1.Samara State University of EconomicsSamaraRussia

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